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Personal Apology Letter

Personal Apology Letter
Writing a personal apology letter is one of the most difficult tasks. You have upset or offended a member of the family or a personal friend and want to make a sincere apology. Where do you start? Well, the good news is that you have already started - you have reached this page. And you can save a relationship by sending a letter where you can say you are sorry instead of letting the situation 'snowball' out of control.

Personal Apology Letter
At the very least, a polite and meaningful  personal apology letter will reflect positive aspects of your character and upbringing. If your intent is sincere, and the remorse heartfelt, some wounds can be healed by expressing your sincere apologies. We hope that our suggestions in this article will result in your apology being accepted.

Letter Format

 

Some things to consider when writing a personal apology letter
Some important things to consider when writing a personal apology letter are:

Put yourself in the other person’s shoes – how would you feel?
Apologise as soon as possible - but better late than never...
Start the letter by apologising and state exactly what you are apologising for
Try to provide a reason for what occurred
Always acknowledge the feelings of the other person
Accept full responsibility for what has happened
Do not blame the other person when you offer your apology
Promise not to repeat your mistake
Ask that they give you another chance and the opportunity to prove yourself
Say that you will call them shortly to apologise in person

How to write a Personal Apology Letter - Format & Template
The following example provides the format and template with suggested wording designed to show you how to write a Personal Apology Letter.

 

How to write a Personal Apology Letter - Format & Template

Personal Apology Letter FormatSample Wording and Etiquette

For a really personal touch a hand written apology letter, using this layout is preferable to a typed apology letter

Address Details


Date

Dear xxxx,

First Paragraph


Second and Subsequent Paragraphs


Closing Paragraph
 

Love from,
or
Kind regards,


Jean

 

First Sample Paragraph
Please accept my most sincere apology for my behaviour
last week/yesterday. I have thought long and hard about what happened and I realise how very upset/angry you must have been.

Main Body Sample Paragraphs
I am really sorry for creating the situation which I know I should have handled better. I admit that I was in the wrong and can only say how sorry I am. I can promise you that this will never happen again and hope that you will give me the opportunity to prove this to you.

Closing Sample Paragraph
I understand that it might be difficult for you to accept my apology but hope that this letter will help. I will call you later this week to apologise in person and hope that you will be able to give me another chance.

Sample Format & LayoutSample Wording Etiquette
 

How to write a Personal Apology Letter - Watch the Video!
We have provided a short video on how to write a Personal Apology Letter containing a simple step-by-step guide to writing letters using a professional format, etiquette and wording.

 

How to write a Personal Apology Letter Video

 

How to write a Personal Apology Letter

Confronted with a task? Need to write a Personal Apology Letter? Not sure where to start? Our Samples and Examples Help! Writing letters can sometimes be difficult or tricky. Our video sample provides a good example of how to write a Personal Apology Letter and is designed to provide some inspiration to approaching this task. Save yourself some time and look at the video example with the correct format and layout to use when writing a Personal Apology Letter.

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Personal Apology Letter

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